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Imperial Couple visit farm on first day of Hokkaido tour

Aug 4, 2018

Imperial Couple visit farm on first day of Hokkaido tour

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are on a three-day tour of Hokkaido in what will probably be their last visit to the island before the Emperor abdicates in April. After arriving at New Chitose Airport on Friday, the couple went to the city of Kitahiroshima, ...

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

Jul 19, 2018

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

A government panel Thursday selected archaeological sites in northern Japan from the Jomon Period as potential UNESCO World Cultural Heritage candidates in 2020. The ancient sites in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita prefectures, representing a culture that occupied the archipelago for nearly 10,000 years, will ...